Kate Spies

By Kate Spies 04:00 am April 28, 2013
Questions upon questions: when a patient is diagnosed with cancer, before anything, is the wondering: “How will I be treated? Who will treat me? How will I make my appointments? What will happen to me?” And underneath this: the emotional grappling with the very disease itself.
By Kate Spies 04:00 am April 15, 2013
Questions upon questions: when a patient is diagnosed with cancer, before anything, is the wondering: "How will I be treated? Who will treat me? How will I make my appointments? What will happen to me?" And underneath this: the emotional grappling with the very disease itself.
By Kate Spies 03:58 pm February 19, 2013
When asked what a powerful health information exchange (HIE) is built upon, one might immediately think of computer accounts, files upon files of paper medical reports converted into megabytes, laptop, screens and data synapses sparking the air between them.
By Kate Spies 07:34 pm February 18, 2013
It was a task that extended beyond hammers and nails. After the blow of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, the greater New Orleans area was faced with the challenge of rebuilding its internal public health structure - beyond the material repair of roofs and floors, waiting rooms and patient rooms.
By Kate Spies 01:22 pm September 14, 2012
Think Seabiscuit or Secretariat for Florida’s healthcare IT coordination. The recent agreement between key Sarasota providers to join HIE Networks’ Florida Health Data Network (FHDN) “will provide real utility out of the gate” for public and private providers, said Allen Byington, CEO of HIE Networks.
By Kate Spies 04:00 pm August 03, 2012
Down with the need for lengthy commutes, transportation costs, and too much time waiting – the barriers that often decrease the quality of rural health are officially dissolving for the nation’s veterans.
By Kate Spies 02:01 pm July 26, 2012
Think Seabiscuit or Secretariat for Florida's healthcare IT coordination. The recent agreement between key Sarasota providers to join HIE Networks' Florida Health Data Network (FHDN) "will provide real utility out of the gate" for public and private providers, said Allen Byington, CEO of HIE Networks.
By Kate Spies 12:21 pm July 10, 2012
The rewards, the point systems, the streamlined functionality… don’t be misled by the game-like structure of the “EveryBODY Get Healthy” care system. The platform is a lifestyle changer – specifically, one that’s expected to improve more than 120,000 lives in the greater Philadelphia area.
By Kate Spies 01:26 pm July 09, 2012
Officials at Duke University and the University of Michigan have their figurative arrows fletched – and the aim is to target diabetes in a serious way.
By Kate Spies 02:21 pm June 29, 2012
The Supreme Court ruling -- finally -- has been handed down and the verdict is out: Chief Justice Roberts' hand pulled the ACA to shore. For the most part, industry insiders view the outcome as positive -- though many officials emphasize it's just the first step on a long road to reform.

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